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7 Kitchen Cleaning Hacks To Quickly Get Things Sparkling

Posted on September 12th, 2021

A clean kitchen is necessary for a healthy home. Sanitizing kitchen surfaces, cleaning dirty dishes, and wiping up spills and crumbs prevents the growth of bacteria, reduces the risk of foodborne illness, and helps you avoid attracting unwanted pests. Making sure your kitchen remains a tidy, inviti... read more

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6 Tricks for Getting Family to Help With Housework

Posted on August 11th, 2021

            What subject do American families argue about the most? If you guessed money, childcare duties, or homework, you’re incorrect – chores are actually the leading cause of family tension. According to current research, 49% of a... read more

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How to Remove Limescale and Have Your Shower Look Brand New

Posted on June 30th, 2021

Few things can make a bathroom look old and dingy as quickly as limescale. Limescale deposits, which typically present as a white, chalky film or rust-colored stains, are also very difficult to remove – particularly if they’ve been allowed to harden for weeks or months. If you ... read more

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Preparing Your Home for a New Baby

Posted on May 24th, 2021

Babies are fantastic little people. They are seeing everything for the first time, and the world is a fascinating place. This fascination can be dangerous for a baby, though. They want to explore everything from the moment they first see it. Babies aren’t capable of safe exploration when they... read more

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7 Tips for Cleaning a House When You’re in a Hurry

Posted on April 27th, 2021

Do you feel like you never have enough time for housekeeping? You aren’t alone: Up to half of all adults say they’re too busy to clean every weekend, and less than 40% of people perform annual deep cleans. This problem is particularly prevalent among younger adults, who are more likely to work ... read more

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Your Kitchen Cleaning Checklist: Daily, Weekly & Monthly

Posted on March 10th, 2021

There are some areas of the home where you can occasionally get away with cutting corners while cleaning, but the kitchen isn’t one of them. Kitchens are frequently exposed to dangerous food-borne bacteria (like salmonella and e. Coli) and they provide a lot of damp, dark spaces for these bacteri... read more

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5 Germ-Fighting Tips for Flu Season

Posted on February 4th, 2021

Though most illnesses are spread primarily through person-to-person contact, contaminated surfaces also play a significant role in transmitting the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. Regular, thorough housecleaning is therefore crucial during cold and flu season – Along with frequent hand-washin... read more

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Green Living Tips You Can Apply at Home

Posted on January 15th, 2021

Living green is a great decision. It is easy to begin small and start incorporating green activities into your daily living routine. Of course, people know that they can begin to recycle, but do you know what else you can do to live greener at home? Here are ten tips that you can use at home to liv... read more

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The Right Way to Clean with Bleach in Your Home

Posted on December 14th, 2020

Experts recommend against using bleach for everyday cleaning, and for good reason: Unless it’s handled with care, bleach can injure humans and animals and damage porous materials. There are, however, situations where the benefits of using bleach outweigh the risks. As a powerful disinfectant, ble... read more

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Choosing the Best Vacuum Cleaner for Your Home

Posted on November 24th, 2020

The health of your indoor air relies heavily on your vacuum cleaner: Regular vacuuming significantly reduces odors in the home, along with controlling dust, mold spores, bacteria, and dander. For allergy and asthma sufferers, vacuuming is an essential part of symptom management: In some cases, vacu... read more

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How to Grow Your Own Cleaning Business

Posted on November 3rd, 2020

Your own cleaning business is a smart choice as consumers look to save time in order to prioritise relaxation at home.  COVID-19 has made us all think more about cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation.  So, the potential is there for you to grow your own highly successful home cleaning business that... read more

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7 Bad Cleaning Habits You Need to Break

Posted on November 2nd, 2020

Maintaining good habits is hard, and cleaning is no exception to this rule. Whether it’s because you’re busy, distracted, or you were never taught how to clean properly in the first place, it’s easy to make housekeeping mistakes (sometimes without even realizing it). Unfortunately, where cle... read more

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6 Essential Cleaning Tips for People with Allergies

Posted on October 5th, 2020

            Most of us automatically associate the word “home” with a safe, healthy place to be. For allergy sufferers, however, the home environment can be a minefield of symptom triggers. Some of the most common allergens, like dust m... read more

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Moving Home? Here is a Checklist to Follow

Posted on September 22nd, 2020

Moving is one of the hardest things we ever do. It is time-consuming and stressful. Some moves are for the right reasons, and others are heartbreaking. Whatever the reason may be, a useful checklist can make even the most heart-wrenching moves less stressful. Once you know where you are going a... read more

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Cleaning a House with Fleas

Posted on September 6th, 2020

If you have a pet that is not confined to a cage, you may have often struggled with fleas in your home. This problem is especially tricky if your pet goes in and out of the house. If your pet is indoor only, this problem may not be as significant, but fleas in your yard may increase the likelihood ... read more

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Upcycling Furniture: Tips for Beginners

Posted on August 26th, 2020

Upcycling has become a hot trend amongst DIYers for the last several years. Do-it-yourselfers have been taking old furniture and giving it new life for centuries, but it now has a great new term—upcycling. Recycling has become more and more critical over the last few decades. We know more about t... read more

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How to Clean Hard-to-Reach Places in the Home

Posted on August 5th, 2020

When cleaning, most Americans prioritize the mess they can see: According to a survey conducted by Apartment Guide, the majority of people (27%) cite clutter as their most pressing housekeeping concern, followed by pet hair (19%). Issues like crumbs, dust, and stains, on the other hand, were the to... read more

5 Essential Cleaning Skills to Teach Your Children

Posted on July 31st, 2020

As parents, we understand the importance of teaching our kids good habits early in life. We know that encouraging them to eat healthily and exercise will lower their risk of obesity in adulthood, for example, and that instilling good manners will help them thrive socially. There is, however, one ar... read more

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Our Favorite Safe, Non-Toxic Mold & Mildew Removal Tips

Posted on July 14th, 2020

Along with barbecues, vacations, and trips to the beach, summertime brings with it the threat of increased mold and mildew growth. The tiny microorganisms that make up mold and mildew thrive in hot, humid temperatures, so homes that lack air conditioning or proper ventilation become especially pron... read more

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Making the Most Out of Your Dishwasher

Posted on July 7th, 2020

A dishwasher that works well is a thing of beauty: Your dishes come out sparkling clean and gleaming after each cycle, with minimal effort on your part. Unfortunately, a poorly utilized or maintained dishwasher will not only fail to clean your dishes - it may actually cement grime and food particle... read more